Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop – Tool Boxes

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! With a New Year comes some amazing new ideas and creations, and I can’t wait to share this one with you.

Today I will be showcasing a tool box.

You can create this project by using one sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock. I used Real Red to make my toolbox.

Step 1.

Take a full sheet of Real Red and on the 11” side, score at 3” and 8”.

Turn your paper, and on the 8 ½” side, score at 2” and 6 ½”.

On the four corners of the paper, score to the edge of the 2” scored line at 2 ½” and 8 ½” on both sides. This is the line where you will cut to take out the four corner pieces. Put these aside, as you will use them for the handles of your toolbox.

Thinking Outside the Box - Tool Box - Created by Barb Ink - Stampin' Up!

Cut up the ½” edge to create the flaps to attach your toolbox together. Miter the corners of each of the flaps.

Glue the flaps down to the sides.

The inside of your toolbox will measure 5” x 4 ½” which gives you lots of room to put lots of goodies inside.

Step 2.

Using the four corners that you cut out from the toolbox template, you will create four tags to use on the sides of your toolbox.

Thinking Outside the Box - Tool Box - Created by Barb Ink - Stampin' Up!
Thinking Outside the Box - Tool Box - Created by Barb Ink - Stampin' Up!

BEFORE gluing the tags into place, use the ¼” circle punch to punch out a hole in each tag for the pencil to slide through.

I glued one on the inside of each panel and one on the outside of each panel to create a thicker tag to hold the pencil in place.

Thinking Outside the Box - Tool Box - Created by Barb Ink - Stampin' Up!

Step 3.

Using the Garage Gears Thinlits, cut out four of the cogs using the Silver Foil sheets.

You will leave two as is, and you will cut two. For the two cogs that you cut, cut off the largest and the smallest cogs from the thinlet.

Glue the two full sets onto the shorter sides of your toolbox.

Thinking Outside the Box - Tool Box - Created by Barb Ink - Stampin' Up!

Once you have cut the two cogs from the thinlet, glue the large cog and the other portion onto the longer sides of your toolbox.

Thinking Outside the Box - Tool Box - Created by Barb Ink - Stampin' Up!

I used the two smallest cogs around the circle I punched at the top of my handles. I cut two additional small cogs to glue on both the inside and outside of the tag handle. This will also help give the handles more stability for the pencil.

Step 4

Finally, using glue dots I attached two wrenches from the Classic Garage Metal Elements onto the toolbox.

Fill as desired!

Right now if you purchase the Geared Up Garage bundle, you can earn an exclusive Sale-a-Bration item for free!

Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop-Tool Box - Created by Barb Ink - Stampin' Up!

If you would like to order these items, or other goodies from the new Occasions catalogue, please feel free to contact me! I would love to help you out!

Items used:

  • Real Red cardstock #102482
  • Silver Foil sheets #132178
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334
  • Bigshot #143263
  • Geared Up Garage Bundle #150610
  • Classic Garage Metal Elements #148485
  • Tombo Glue #110755
  • Glue dots #103683
  • Pencil

Check out the other incredible projects made by this amazing group of ladies!

1. Tanja Kolar (Germany)

2. Carrie Bates (UK)

3. Annette Elias (Netherlands) 

4. Dena Rekow (USA)

5. Beate Wacker (Austria)

6. Aude Barbara (France)

7. Barb Stewart (Canada) – You are here!


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